Numerical evaluation of wind loading on buildings by CFD

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Author(s)

  • Q. S. Li
  • J. Q. Fang
  • A. P. Jeary
  • D. A. Paterson

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Journal / PublicationHKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Volume5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998

Abstract

This paper presents three-dimensional numerical simulation of wind flows around and pressures on building surfaces for different wind directions. The computational procedure includes solving the time-averaged Navier-Stokes equations with the help of a modified k-e turbulence model. The control volume method is used for numerical discretization. Computer programs have been developed to simulate three-dimensional turbulent flow over buildings on staggered rectangular grid system. In this paper, computational predictions of the surface pressures on the Texas Tech University Building are compared with the full scale and wind tunnel measurements. A very good level of agreement is obtained for mean and fluctuating pressures. The predicted fluctuating pressures on the surfaces of the building by the present computation are in better agreement with the field data than those obtained in the wind tunnel tests.

Research Area(s)

  • Buildings, Computational fluid dynamics, Numerical simulation, Wind flows, Wind loading

Citation Format(s)

Numerical evaluation of wind loading on buildings by CFD. / Li, Q. S.; Fang, J. Q.; Jeary, A. P.; Paterson, D. A.

In: HKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Vol. 5, No. 3, 12.1998, p. 51-57.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journalNot applicable